Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Generosity leads to fishing opportunity

26 November 2012


Media Release


Generosity leads to fishing opportunity

The generosity of several local organisations and businesses will culminate tomorrow in 12 students with disabilities, from Christchurch’s Allenvale School, given the opportunity to experience angling for the first time.

“For some of these kids this will be a unique opportunity to experience fishing” says Steve Terry, Field Officer North Canterbury Fish & Game.

Terry also states that it is “…a chance to give some young minds some stimulus and put smiles on faces, these days are always a positive experience for all involved” .

And, according to a spokesperson from Allenvale School, “in the past some of the students have talked about their day out fishing for the next year.”

Three hundred 2 year-old salmon have been released into the fishing lakes at The Groynes for the occasion. The 700 gram salmon were donated by the Salmon Smolt NZ Ltd, as replacement for stock which Fish & Game lost earlier in the year.

“When we heard they had lost some salmon, we just had to help out.” says Karl French, Salmon Smolt NZ Ltd. “We fully support what Fish & Game do, providing youth initiatives where kids get the chance to experience fishing, and learn the skills involved, without heading to the high country.”

Four local businesses (The Complete Angler, Ballinger’s Hunting and Fishing, The Angler’s Loft, Hamills Christchurch) have each sponsored 3 sets of fishing rods and reels for this and other upcoming fish out days.

North Canterbury Fish & Game staff and volunteers will not only be offering one-on-one instruction and encouragement with the angling, but will also show the students how to clean and cook their catch, and the day will conclude with the student ‘catch’ being cooked on the barbeque.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election